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Meet the Mets

If spring training 2.0 occurs, the Mets will use their facilities in Port St. Lucie instead of Citi Field.

Relive the crazy week of trades that led Mike Piazza to the Mets in 1998.

Here’s a question that no reasonable person ever really needs to ask: did the Mets or Marlins win the Mike Piazza trade?

If Justin Wilson can match his 2019 numbers while staying healthy, the Mets will be very happy.

Terry Collins has a lot of nice things to say about Luis Rojas.

The Mets are doing their part to help the battle against COVID, as they’ve donated 100,000 face masks to the MTA.

If you’re a betting man/woman, you might be interested to know that the Mets’ odds of winning the 2020 World Series have risen in recent times.

Noah Syndergaard may be in some legal trouble.

Around the National League East

Members of the Nationals’ roster and front office discussed the team’s preparation for a second spring training.

Talking Chop took a look at the Braves’ middle infield organizational depth heading into the MLB draft.

Fish Stripes did a mock draft for the Marlins for each of the five rounds

The man who originally donned the Phillie Phanatic costume is not happy about the league’s plan to eschew mascots if play resumes in 2020.

MLB.com chose the best fielders on each NL East team.

Around Major League Baseball

If the 2020 MLB season winds up being cut in half, how should its shortened length impact how we evaluate it?

Count the Diamondbacks as one team who are resuming individual workouts at their facilities.

Credit to the Blue Jays, Giants, and Brewers, who are apparently committing to keeping their baseball operations staff on the payroll for the remainder of the season.

Former KBO player Hyun-Jin Ryu encouraged fans who are starving for baseball to give Korean baseball a chance.

One of the many groups that are struggling due to the baseball shutdown: the New Jersey company that supplies the rubbing mud which goes on baseballs to improve pitchers’ grips.

Today marks the anniversary of a very good day at the plate for Shawn Green.

This Date in Mets History

Mike Piazza made his debut with the franchise whose cap he would eventually don in the Hall of Fame on this date in 1998.